"Stray Strands Delight"
My theme in life this week has been hair, so when I sat down today to select an image of the month, it had to be this one. I am currently undergoing chemotherapy, and my hair began to fall out two days ago. I had long hair to my waist, so there were just these long strands coming into my presence constantly. In honor of all stray strands of hair everywhere - here is your image of the month!
This image was taken in a covered barn with a single light source from windows above the arena in June of 2021. The idea was to capture the essence of motion in the horse with a limited use of light.
View past Images of the Month on Lori's web site.
P.S. If you ever find yourself in a position to donate hair (human hair, horse hair, and even fur), please check out the HUMSUM organization. Hair to help the environment! I cut off 14 inches of my hair (before it was too late) and donated it to this organization.
"Love Me Tender"
What do horses know of "Love"? What does anyone know of "Love"? In February, when we celebrate Valentine's Day and see red and pink heart shaped candy boxes and red roses everywhere, I prefer to go to this sweet place in my heart where I feel at peace and safe. This image takes me right there!
Whatever your plans are for this month, may you find your true feeling of "Love", whatever it may be!
This image was taken at Return to Freedom Wild Horse Sanctuary in San Luis Obispo in April 2020. The world was reacting to a global pandemic, and these rescued mustangs reminded me what truly matters. The image has been added to the Fine Art Gallery.
"Hooves In Motion"
This is an appaloosa running through a field. To create this motion effect, I slowed my shutter speed to 1/100 of a second and panned with the forward motion of the horse, which created the blur of the background. The blur of the horse is simply its movement. This image was created with the intention of communicating the speed, motion, and power of the horse.
Copyright ©2023 Essence Captured and Lori Sortino. All rights reserved.